Japan

Financial Times | US Sanctions Companies Linked to Japanese Yakuza

Financial Times | US Sanctions Companies Linked to Japanese Yakuza 1200 675 Blackpeak

David Suzuki’s opinion on the sanctions that the US government has imposed on companies linked to Japanese anti-social forces.

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Risks in Japanese Infrastructure Investment

Risks in Japanese Infrastructure Investment 848 477 Blackpeak

Infrastructure development in Japan carries specific risks to investors. In this briefing, we highlight some of the key issues.

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Corporate Governance Reform: Enhancing Japan’s Power to EARN

Corporate Governance Reform: Enhancing Japan’s Power to EARN 1200 675 Blackpeak

The implementation of the Corporate Governance Code (“CG Code”) in Japan has been a central pillar of the Abe administration’s Japan Revitalization Strategy.

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Cybersecurity Challenges in Japan’s Cryptocurrency Market

Cybersecurity Challenges in Japan’s Cryptocurrency Market 1000 563 Blackpeak

In December 2017, the price of a bitcoin was more than USD 19,000 – nearly fifteen times the price for an ounce of gold. But while gold is a physical object…

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Anti-social Forces Screening in Japan

Anti-social Forces Screening in Japan 1200 675 Blackpeak

In Japan, screening for Anti-social Forces (ASF) issues requires careful, thorough review in each case. Careful and professional ASF screening cannot be achieved with a simple compliance database review…

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Security Awareness in Japan

Security Awareness in Japan 1200 675 Blackpeak

Despite being one of the safest countries in the world, Japan lags behind many other economies when it comes to security and safety measures to protect the country against major threats such as terrorism, cyber-attacks or geopolitical tensions.

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Forbes | The Odds And Perils Of Gambling Successfully On Japan’s New Casinos

Forbes | The Odds And Perils Of Gambling Successfully On Japan’s New Casinos 1200 675 Blackpeak

David Suzuki’s opinion on the new casino legislation in Japan in an article for Forbes.

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Bloomberg | Japan May Cripple Its Casinos

Bloomberg | Japan May Cripple Its Casinos 1200 675 Blackpeak

When Japan’s parliament legalized casino gambling last year, it created a wave of excitement among casino operators and institutional investors.

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Nikkei Asian Review | Japan’s Casino Market Offers Perils as Well as Promise

Nikkei Asian Review | Japan’s Casino Market Offers Perils as Well as Promise 1200 675 Blackpeak

The Head of Blackpeak Tokyo office, David Suzuki shares his view on the casino market in Japan for Nikkei Asian Review. Japanese supporters of casino gambling legalization originally hoped to…

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Japanese Gaming: From the Bowels of Kabukicho to a Place in the Sun

Japanese Gaming: From the Bowels of Kabukicho to a Place in the Sun 1200 675 Blackpeak

After years of debate, the Japanese government has legalized casinos in the country. Nothing is expected to be built in time for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. So what is behind this historic decision? What are the consequences for the economy?

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